Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting tournament at California Extreme this weekend


#1

If you’re not making it out to EVO this year, and you’re heading to the California Extreme arcade show at the Hyatt in Santa Clara, CA this weekend instead, I’ll be running a Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting tournament at the show.

Registration opens at 1PM at the Street Fighter II section, and tournament starts at 2PM. $5 entry. 32-player cap (first come, first served … it tends to fill up quickly). Double elimination. Top 3 in the money.

Please keep in mind that the tournament takes place on the show floor, which means you must purchase a pass to the show to enter ($40 Saturday, $60 for the weekend). Paying for a pass does not automatically entitle you to an entry in the tournament, and does not wave the five bucks to participate. I highly recommend planning to spend the day enjoying an insane number of arcade games from just about every era, as opposed to paying 40-60 bucks just to enter the tournament. The Street Fighter II tournament is meant to compliment the show experience.

SPECIFICS

-Sign ups are at 1PM, Saturday, inside the show floor at SF2 heavy area
-Tournament starts at 2PM, Saturday
-Entry fee is $5
-32 player cap (first come, first served)
-Double Elimination
-Top 3 get a percentage of the pot
-Matches are best 2 out of 3 games. Loser may choose character. Winner must stick with character.
-Rock, Paper, Scissor for player side choice
-We're playing on several different set ups, with two different board types (some CPS-1 boards are slightly quicker than others). Until the brackets have eliminated enough players to make it convenient for contestants to choose a preferred machine, you have to suck it up and play on the machine that you're assigned.

FAQ

**How long is this gonna take?**  As long as it takes. I *try* to get this tournament done as quickly as possible for a few reasons. Primarily, no one wants to spend all CAX in a tournament (it's why I avoid the pinball tournament). Also, there are people who paid to come to CAX who want to play SF2. I don't want us hogging the machines the entire show. Wham, bam, a few hours later, thank you ma'am!

**Why only 32 players?**  See above. It helps keep the tournament quick. Also, although I get a lot of help from the KLOV community when it comes to equipment, I rarely have enough set ups to make increasing the bracket feasible.

**Why Hyper Fighting and not (Super Turbo/Third Strike)**  Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, next to Super Turbo, is considered one of the best releases of SF2. It's also much cheaper and easier to obtain boards for, as well as being much more accessible to the average person (Super Turbo is where the game starts to get complicated). I respect Third Strike, but it also suffers from being more complicated. This is an arcade show, not EVO.

#2

Any chance of having a Machine for 3rd strike available and no tourney?


#3

It depends on who brings what for the larger arcade show, although someone usually has Super Turbo and Third Strike covered.


#4

The CAX 2015 were much better in comparison to 2016. CAX 2015 had a lot of Japanese Cab, and lots of SSF2X and Vampire Savior. Will attend this year CAX


#5

Anything happening this CAX 2017?


#6

Short answer: Yes.

Longer answer: coming soon


#7

Any updates?


#8
  • I am not the one who is hosting this event. *

Updated, please see URL

http://caextreme.org/forum/index.php?topic=748.0

Street Fighter II’ Turbo Tournament:

Do you enjoy competing in Street Fighter?

California Extreme is hosting a classic Street Fighter II tournament!

No consoles. No LED-d out dual mod sticks. No crazy ass headphones. No players decal’d out in sponsor logos! It’s a straight old school fighting game throw down being run on the same gigantic wooden coffins OG players had to compete on back in the 90’s!

Game

Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting (CPS-1)

Sign ups
1PM, Saturday, inside the show floor at SF2 heavy area (there’s always a lone SF2:CE that refuses to be a part of our group…so don’t mistake it for the place. It’s the cove with a ton of SF2’s running and stools specifically marked for the SF2 area…there will be a table with a big bearded man taking registrations).

General Info
Tournament starts at 2PM, Saturday

Entry fee is $5

32 player cap (first come, first served)

Double Elimination

Top 3 get a percentage of the pot

Matches are best 2 out of 3 games. Loser may choose character. Winner must stick with character.

Rock, Paper, Scissor for player side choice

We’re playing on several different set ups, with two different board types (some CPS-1 boards are slightly quicker than others). Until the brackets have eliminated enough players to make it convenient for contestants to choose a preferred machine, you have to suck it up and play on the machine that you’re assigned.

Have fun!

FAQ
How long is this gonna take?
As long as it takes. I try to get this tournament done as quickly as possible for a few reasons. Primarily, no one wants to spend all CAX in a tournament (it’s why I avoid the pinball tournament). Also, there are people who paid to come to CAX who want to play SF2. I don’t want us hogging the machines the entire show. Wham, bam, a few hours later, thank you ma’am!

Why only 32 players?
See above. It helps keep the tournament quick. Also, although I get a lot of help from the KLOV community when it comes to equipment, I rarely have enough set ups to make increasing the bracket feasible.

Why Hyper Fighting and not (Super Turbo/Third Strike) Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, next to Super Turbo, is considered one of the best releases of SF2. It’s also much cheaper and easier to obtain boards for, as well as being much more accessible to the average person (Super Turbo is where the game starts to get complicated). I respect Third Strike, but it also suffers from being more complicated. This is an arcade show, not EVO.

Why not Mortal Kombat/(Fill in blank with some other non-SF game)?
If you walk up to me this year and say this, you owe me a beer. Put bluntly, I’m not a MK guy. So I’m not going to organizing a MK event. If you want to step up and carry that torch, by all means, I’ll do my best to help you out. Maybe CAX 2018 we can join forces and run both SF2:HF and MK as one fighting game event. Otherwise, I’m going to assume you have no idea how much stress this tournament adds to my CAX experience (or you do and you’re jabbing me).

Will Capcom sponsor prizes this year?
We’ll see. I hope so, but don’t count on it.

Who else helps to make this happen?
I don’t do this alone. I get a lot of support from other members of the community. Such as:
NesJess
MrBill
Tombo
Gibbous
Fly
Prairiedillo
My Wife
The CAX staff
Beer


#9

Sorry. I wound up being diagnosed with some serious stuff, and had to go through surgery, which threw everything out of whack for July/August. Luckily, there were people willing to step up and run the tournament for me in my absence. Unfortunately, updating Shoryuken was the last thing on my mind until now. :stuck_out_tongue: Hopefully you had a good time. :slight_smile:


#10

No worries, I hope you feel better soon. They had 3rd Strike on the BIG BLUE on sunday. Did not have time to play during vendor stuff.


#11

Looking forward to the 2018 CAX Street Fighter Tournament